Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Latest News
• TLP chief Saad Rizvi released from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail • Govt to table resolution on French envoy’s expulsion in NA today: Sheikh Rashid • PTI challenges ECP order allowing scrutiny of its accounts • NAB files reference against 15 govt officials over Gwadar land scam • Pakistan drops to 90th position in Inclusive Internet Index 2021, India @ 49th rank • SC asks FBR to provide report on Sarina Isa’s offshore properties • Pakistan urges Taliban to keep up with Afghan peace process • Work on CPEC projects progressing: Chinese envoy • NAB demands Nawaz’s seized properties auctioned • FM Pak urges UAE to ease visa restrictions on Pakistanis • Former KP IG Nasir Durrani passes away due to Covid • Pakistan bans travellers from India for 2 weeks owing to covid spread • Singer Ali Azmat tests positive for covid • Foreign direct investment falls by 35% in 9 months • US invites Pakistan to virtual climate summit • NASA helicopter carries out take-off, landing on Mars • 150,000 Russian troops deployed near Ukraine’s borders: EU • UAE extends $2bn loan repayment date for Pakistan
News Alert
    • Covid Updates: 5,445 cases reported while 137 deaths recorded in last 24 hrs
    • Currently, 82,298 cases are active in the country
    • The death toll reaches 16,453 in Pakistan
    • 4,286 people recovered in last 24 hrs
    • The current positivity rate is 8.01% in the country 
    • India recorded 272,000 cases and 1619 deaths on Monday alone
    • New Delhi is under lockdown after recent spike in Covid spread across the country

Politics

hamza shahbaz withdraws post-arrest bail plea in SC

On Friday, Supreme Court disposed of the post-arrest bail petition over withdrawal of the plea by PML-N vice president Hamza Shahbaz’s lawyer.

 Headed by Justice Mushir Alam, a three-member bench comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood and Justice Yahyah Afridi heard the plea about bail for Hamza in a money laundering and assets beyond means corruption reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

Two months after the Lahore High Court (LHC) denied Hamza Shahbaz bail in the money laundering case, he approached the apex court in April 2020.

Hamza sought bail again on the grounds of being vulnerable to Covid-19 in jail but the Lahore High Court did not agree with the grounds after which the counsel withdrew the application and moved the apex court.

Justice Masood asked Advocate Amjad Pervaiz if he wanted to pursue the case on the basis of merit or hardship. Hamza’s counsel said bail is being sought on hardship as his client is in jail.

Justice Masood questioned how could Supreme Court hear the plea on hardship if there was no mention of it during the proceedings. In response, Hamza’s lawyer said,

“There were no grounds for hardship at the time.”

In the arguments, the counsel said no one can be detained indefinitely. Pervaiz also said,

“No reference had been filed against Hamza when he applied for post-arrest bail. The charges against my client were for Rs7 billion but the reference has been filed for Rs530 million.”

Justice Afridi observed that it would be appropriate for the petitioner to approach the HC on the basis of the accountability court repot. 

The apex court toppled the petition after Hamza’s counsel withdrew the application. 

Our Latest Updates

Written By

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Facebook

International

India made astonishing record of Covid surge on Wednesday crowds of pilgrims gathered for a religious festival despite oxygen shortages and strict curbs in...

Economy

At $2.7bn, the remittances were up 20% compared to February and 43% compared to March 20. Total $21.5bn during July-March FY21, up 26% over...

Entertainment

Pakistani actress Sara Khan, wife of singer Falak Shabir has been admitted to hospital due to poor health. Husband, Falak Shabir turned to social...

Latest Updates

4 people dead, over 300 policemen in Punjab, including 97 in Lahore, had sustained injuries

Copyright © 2021 The Truth International